John F. Piacenza
B.S., Yale University
Work Phone: 860-945-7848
Year Appointed: 1983
John graduated from Westborough High School, Massachusetts, in 1975, and from Yale University in 1979. At Yale, he majored in applied mathematics with concentrations in electrical engineering and computer science, and he lettered in baseball. After graduating from college, John worked for a computer company in Westborough as a programmer analyst. He left the high-tech world to take a teaching job at Taft in fall 1983, and has been teaching and coaching at Taft ever since.
John has taught all levels of mathematics at Taft. He has also coached basketball every year he's been here, and coached all levels of baseball at the school and in the town of Watertown. He and his wife, Jean, Taft’s director of community health, have four children: Emily ’00, Anthony ’01, Lucia ’04 and Thomas ’06.